The 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Champeaux 1er Cru is showing a lot of reduction on the nose, obfuscating the terroir expression. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannin and moderate acidity, and quite oaky in style, which makes it rather generic on the finish. The oak becomes more marked with aeration and the winemaking feels heavy-handed. This could be better. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029
This has been from his own vines since 2012. Dark crimson. A bit reduced. Lighter than one would expect on the palate. Very racy indeed! Possibly too much whole bunch? Looking for freshness and delicacy now, he says. But I’d say it still has to take on a bit more flesh.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2035